A short horror film, "Gone," directed and co-written by Billy Chizmar '17 had a world premiere showing Friday, Oct. 13, at the Edmonton Festival of Fear International Film Festival.
Billy, who co-wrote the script with his father Richard, also appears in the film along with classmate Jacob Warren '17.
"Gone" tells the story of three friends who go on a fishing trip, deep into the woods, telling creepy stories at night by a camp fire. Weird things begin happening beyond their wildest dreams. The intensity grows, as each of them disappears into the dark night.
"I don't want to give anything away, but it's quite the movie. For the shoe string budget that Billy had, he done something really original to make up for the little money he had to make the movie," said film festival founder Barry Gillis.
The film also features an appearance by legendary horror author Stephen King, who has collaborated with Richard Chizmar on a number of projects.
Billy, a freshman at Colby College, received a number of academic and athletic awards at St. Paul's, including the English Prize, the Tullai Head Coaches Cup for combining academic excellence and athletic leadership, and the Kinsolving Fellowship Award for best representing the School.